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Hydraulic Lubricants

Choosing the Right Hydraulic Lubricants for Your Machinery

Hydraulic lubricants can be the key to keeping your machinery operating at peak performance levels and to extending its usable life. At Smith Lubricants, we can provide you with a proven hydraulic lubricant formulation that will allow you to get more out of your hydraulic machinery. If simple hydraulic fluid is not doing enough to keep your equipment from overheating—not uncommon in Australia’s tough conditions—Smith Lubricants and our Gear Up product can help.

What Sets Gear Up Apart from Other Hydraulic Lubricants

When you go to buy hydraulic lubricant, here are a few reasons to choose Gear Up for the job:

  • Designed for Australian conditions. We are an Australian owned and operated business, crafting our lubricants in Australia with no imported chemicals and formulating each product to suit Australian conditions. The hot and dry weather here can sometimes lead to overheating, especially when high-stress loads and high temperatures are both present. We designed Gear Up to protect in precisely these situations.

  • Minimises wear and tear. By ensuring your hydraulic system has proper lubrication—and by helping decrease temperature build-up—Gear Up reduces damage caused by excessive friction, wear and drag.

  • Not just for hydraulics. One of the best things about Gear Up is that it isn’t only a hydraulic lubricant. While we market it for use with hydraulic systems, it can also offer superior performance for automotive transmissions (both manual and automatic), gearboxes, differentials, power steering systems and more.

Tips Regarding Hydraulic Lubricants

Whether you’re preparing to buy hydraulic lubricants from Smith Lubricants or gearing up for your first application of Gear Up, keep these tips in mind:


  • Heed the safety warnings and storage instructions. Know that Gear Up is considered a ‘hazardous substance’ by Safe Work Australia, and as a ‘Dangerous Good’ by Australian Dangerous Goods Code for Transport by Road and Rail. We provide a detailed safety data sheet that provides instructions for safe handling and storage.

  • Use only a small amount of Gear Up. When you add Gear Up to your hydraulic system, know that you only need to use a small amount to achieve the results promised by the product. We typically advise users to add Gear Up at roughly five percent of the machine’s overall refill oil capacity. Following this instruction as closely as possible will yield the best results for your equipment.

  • Feel free to ask any questions. At Smith Lubricants, we dedicate our efforts to providing top-tier services to our customers. We want our customers to feel that we back the products we sell completely, both pre- and post-sale. If you have any questions about Gear Up before or after you buy the hydraulic lubricant, do not hesitate to contact us directly and ask.

About Smith Lubricant

Owned and operated by John and Jonette Smith, Smith Lubricants has been bringing you the finest automotive lubricants, hydraulic lubricants and fuel system treatments for more than 15 years. Their extensive background in both the automotive and machinery industries has provided an in-depth knowledge of equipment operations’ typical pain points. If you are looking to buy hydraulic lubricants that you can trust, know you are in good hands with us. Contact us today to learn more.

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